Archive | July, 2019

Ford and VW Are Set to Cooperate on Self-Driving and Electric Cars

An agreement to be formalized next week is the latest example of how rivals in the auto industry are sharing the enormous cost of new technologies.

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Biased and wrong? Facial recognition tech in the dock

Artificial intelligence is only as good as the data it learns from. But what if that data is biased?

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BMW and Daimler partner on autonomous driving, first results of team-up in market by 2024

Global automakers BMW and Daimler will join forces in a new long-term partnership to co-develop automated driving technologies, including levels of automation all the way up to SAE Level 4, which is defined as full self-driving, no human intervention…

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25 years of women being underrepresented in medical research, in charts

The issue of gender bias in research is not a new problem, but it is a persistent one.

Today (July 3) researchers from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle published work looking at women’s participation in medical research over…

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Waymo can now pick up some California passengers in its self-driving vehicles—but there’s a catch

Waymo can give rides in its self-driving taxis but it can’t yet charge a fare, and a human driver must be behind the wheel.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has admitted Alphabet’s Waymo into its Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service…

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Shiseido Launches Internet of Things Skincare System

Japanese beauty brand Shiseido has entered the skincare industry’s latest competitive realm with a personalized high-tech moisturizer and serum, formulated by pairing augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Called Optune, it’s one of the first Internet of Things smart appliance systems…

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Waymo is now allowed to transport passengers in its self-driving vehicles on California roads

Waymo, Google’s former self-driving venture that is now a business under Alphabet, has been given permission by California regulators to transport passengers in its robotaxis, TechCrunch has learned. The approval is a milestone for the…

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Viziblezone wants to make pedestrians more visible to autonomous cars

Israel-based Viziblezone wants to make it easier for self-driving cars to spot pedestrians, even if they aren’t yet in the field of view of the car’s sensors. I haven’t heard of all that many pedestrian-detection startups, but there is…

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